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#1 GabrielleDuVent

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:10

I'm looking for an ink the same hue as perrier et menthe, which is perrier with mint syrup. J Herbin has a hue named Diabolo Menthe, but it's not even close.

 

Untitled-1.jpg the colour of perrier menthe 

 

diabolo_menthe.jpg the ink colour

 

Clearly, two different colours. Does anyone have suggestions?

 


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:45

Have you looked at the Swab Shop at Goulet pens? Might be a good place to start. See here-

http://www.gouletpen...Green_s/818.htm

 

Nice thing is you can buy samples of the inks.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:56

Have you looked at the Swab Shop at Goulet pens? Might be a good place to start. See here-

http://www.gouletpen...Green_s/818.htm

 

Nice thing is you can buy samples of the inks.

 

I have, but the swatches on the website don't really match the colours I get out of inks, for some reason. Rose Cyclamen turns a lot darker in my pens, and Hyacinth from de Atramentis looks much bluer on the website. 


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:33

Diluting a darker color?


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:20

Lierre Sauvage?


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:45

Hi,

 

I do not have a wide array of Green inks, but amongst those I have the recently discontinued Caran D'Ache Amazon (if any available) or Sailor Jentle Epinard come to mind. Both have a pleasant vegetal aspect and are good performers.

 

SJE is reminiscent of its namesake, so may not be so herbal, but a drip of Yellow may bring it closer to what you desire. :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:12

I can't really help you to find that exact color, but I recently posted here when I was looking for a specific ink color too (the color of the water surrounding the islands in the West Indies), and found folks here glad to help. I was able to narrow by choices considerably and finally placed an order for Diamine Marine. Diamine has so may great colors, that's where I would start my search too, if I were you.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 17:37

Diamine Apple Green

 

I'll try and do a sample fo ryou.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:18

Also Diamine Ultra Green or maybe Woodland Green?

 

My attention was grabbed by the mention of Perrier-Menthe. A French colleague said she usually orders a Vittel-Menthe... and she always calls it a Vittel-Menthe. She made the mistake of ordering one in Evian-les-Bains.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:54

Lierre Sauvage?

 

Just from eyeballing the drink, that's what I was going to say.  And where can we get the Perrier Menthe in the US?



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 13:55

Lierre Sauvage?

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maybe MB irish green (slightly diluted perhaps?)


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 19:05

fpn_1372791745__menthe_small.jpg

 

How about this one?  De Atramentis Hendel, aka Petrol. 

 

Maybe, with a drop or two of turquoise and a few drops of good ol' water, it might turn out to be a nice color match...    



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 00:34

Gabrielle --

I have found that looking at swabs is not overly useful -- the color seldom matches what comes out of a pen.  You would do better to look at the written name of the color over the swab on the Goulet website samples.

As for finding the color match, sorry, haven't a clue -- I don't have a lot of greens in my ink stash, because I haven't found a whole lot I like.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:08

After looking at samples online, it seems Lierre Sauvage is the winner so far, although Parker Permanent Green seems close as well. 

 

 

Also Diamine Ultra Green or maybe Woodland Green?

 

My attention was grabbed by the mention of Perrier-Menthe. A French colleague said she usually orders a Vittel-Menthe... and she always calls it a Vittel-Menthe. She made the mistake of ordering one in Evian-les-Bains.

 

I call it perrier-menthe because I use Perrier, not non-carbonated water. I've used Pellegrino when I didn't have Perrier on hand but it just doesn't taste the same. 

 

 

 And where can we get the Perrier Menthe in the US?

 

No idea. I have my French friend send it to me by the box, twice a year, usually right before summer. I've offered it to some Americans before but all I got was "ew, it tastes like toothpaste", so I'm guessing the flavour is unpopular here. I've never seen it in the US. 


Tes rires retroussés comme à son bord la rose,

Effacent mon dépit de ta métamorphose;

Tu t'éveilles, alors le rêve est oublié. 

 

-Jean Cocteau, from Plaint-Chant, 1923






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